CVD Equipment Corporation of Central Islip, New York USA, reported that it shipped next-generation 2D semiconductor deposition equipment to the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL).
Earlier this year, NRL awarded CVD Equipment Corporation (CVD) a contract to supply advanced deposition equipment to further NRL research into unique 2D transition metal dichalcogenide (TMD, TMDC) materials. NRL received the equipment at its facility last month.
Dr. Berend Jonker, senior scientist at the Materials Science & Technology Division of NRL, commented, “The capabilities of CVD Equipment Corporation allowed us to specify exactly what we needed for our deposition equipment to develop new and innovative processes to optimize the synthesis and properties of this emerging class of atomically thin materials.”
CVD says it shipped multiple systems for synthesizing 2D TMDs this year, and the company says it has more 2D TMD deposition systems in backlog and due to ship in 2018.
CVD equipment can fabricate optoelectronic semiconductor materials in the form of atomically thin 2D films. These materials feature distinct physical properties that are not possible in bulk semiconductors. Applications for such 2D films include biosensors, flexible electronic and optoelectronic devices, battery technology, valleytronics, and spintronics.